Céline Cancels Runway Show Over Phoebe Philo Pregnancy

Phoebe Philo
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Céline cancels its runway show to ease pressure on a pregnant Phoebe Philo.

Pregnancy may not have kept Alessandra Ambrosio off the runway, but that isn't the case for Phoebe Philo and Céline.

Due to the award-winning creative director's pregnancy—she is expecting her third child in April—the label has decided to cancel its Fall 2012 show in Paris, Women's Wear Daily reports.

Instead, the French fashion house is planning to host a low-key presentation of sorts on March 4, which will allow Philo (who Céline CEO Marco Gobbetti says is busy "designing the collection with her team") a more relaxed third trimester.

"A runway show is a very demanding and personal engagement for a creative director,” Gobbetti tells WWD. “The objective is to simplify.”

Best wishes to Philo and her upcoming bundle of joy—and props to Céline and LVMH for their supportive stance!